Stage designs for a Cinderella

The last work carried with the children of Cherry Garden Primary School in Bristol has been the realization of the scenery for the play of a modern Cinderella in love with a rock star. The two scenes had to represent a country road and the kitchen of Cinderella and were painted by the kids 11 years old with acrylics on fabric. Here we can see the phases of design, with the grid of the image, … [Read more...]

Knitting!

My daughter in Primary School has learned to use this Knitting doll, children 8 years old can already learn this simple process. It's really fun, and you can realize many things! She is doing a small, soft, coloured blanket.     … [Read more...]

Print and stencil decorations on cotton fabric

With pupils of 7th grade we decorated cotton fabric bags with colors for fabric. They cut some stencil from  transparent acetate plastic sheets and painted with special brush with short bristles, mixing colors and creating gradients. In the next step they have carved a linoleum stamp and they printed the fabric with the same colors, to create a frame around the main … [Read more...]

My Batik in Tanzania

With great nostalgia I review the pictures of some years ago in Tanzania. I had conceived and organized a workshop of decorating fabrics with the traditional batik technique, along with some Tanzanian women. Here's what I did, and that the girls are still doing today in Iringa ... disegno per la realizzazione dello stencil lo stencil … [Read more...]

New costumes and scenery for the play

The work for the show "The Love for Three Pomegranates" is progressing in all the laboratories and classrooms; once again is a collective enterprise, and it is involving the whole school. Our contribution is to paint the costumes creating unique and original pieces, and decorate the sets that this time are not made by classical painted panels but ... the best thing is to come and see the show! We … [Read more...]

Theatre: Truffaldino, an unusual Harlequin

During the workshops we are creating the costumes and masks for the play of the year. In designing the costume for a Harlequin we thought to inspire the decoration of the fabric to Kandinsky's works. The abstract works of art of Kandinsy are perfect to make the idea of happiness, of movement, of joyful madness and clumsy that characterizes this character. Some students of Year 9 have decorated … [Read more...]

Keith Haring T-shirts

With some of the students' 8th year we decorated T-shirts with the colors for the fabric. What better inspiration we could choose, if not the unmistakable graffiti of Keith Haring, with its stylized figures and its colours solid and pure. Now we have just to wait for the summer to wear them!   … [Read more...]